Reality Check FAQs – June 28 Update

This week’s update of our Reality Check series features one important question.

New Updates:

How does the management’s new business model square with the vision of the League of American Orchestras?   

Thank you for sharing your questions, views, and support!


Please also see:

All Reality Check FAQs

A Guide to Ghosts – a list of open positions in the Minnesota Orchestra

Musical Chairs – biographies of musicians who have resigned or took leave since the lockout began.

 

Musicians to accompany the 2013 e-Piano Junior Competition

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Don’t miss this great opportunity to hear talented young pianists from an international field performing with the locked-out Musicians!

The third e-Piano Junior Competition for young pianists, ages 17 and under, presented by the Minnesota International Piano-e-Competition and Shattuck-St. Mary’s School, will take place July 5th – 12th, 2013.

The Finals for the competition will take place on Friday July 12, 4:00-6:00 pm, at Ted Mann Concert Hall, University of Minnesota, Minneapolis, Minnesota. Finalists will be accompanied by the Musicians of the Minnesota Orchestra. The Award Ceremony and Winners Recital will follow at 8:00 pm.

The Concerto Finals at Ted Mann Concert Hall are free. For complete information about the competition and tickets, please visit: www.piano-e-competition.com

Benefit Concert at Sovereign Estates Winery

concerto_del_vino_copyAn Evening of Chamber Music with Musicians of the Minnesota Orchestra

Saturday July 6, 2013,  Music begins at 8 pm

Sovereign Estates Winery, Pavilion Tent
9950 North Shore Rd. Waconia, MN 55387

All are welcome!
$20 per person suggested minimum donation
collected at the door. Proceeds benefit the Musicians of the Minnesota Orchestra.

Wine, beer and other beverages available at cash bar. 
Bar will be closed during concert.
 No outside food or drink permitted.

Join us for dinner before the concert! See details below.

Open seating is limited: if you are only attending the concert, please RSVP the number of seats you need by email:
RSVP@sovereignestatewine.com

tent_at_nightSpecial Offer!
PRE-CONCERT DINNER

6:30 – 7:45 pm

Catered by Sovereign Estate
$40 per person pre-paid
Does NOT include suggested donation.

RESERVATIONS REQUIRED FOR DINNER SEATING – CLICK TO PURCHASE DINNER TICKETS

Al fresco dining in the classic Italian Style with reserved seating in pavilion.

Buffet includes: Antipasto (Grilled Vegetables, Salami, Cheese & Olives), Pasta Verdi with Chicken, Orrichetti Capresi with Shrimp, and Limoncello Tiramisu.

VIP and Corporate packages available. Please call for more information.
952-446-9957
Terri Savaryn

For more information on the winery, see www.sovereignestatewine.com

 

Reality Check FAQs – June 18th Update

This week’s update of our Reality Check series features our concerns about the new business model, our view of musicians salaries in the orchestral industry, and how union membership plays a role in these negotiations.

New Updates:

Why don’t the Musicians just embrace the “new business model”?

Don’t the Musicians feel entitled to their original salary and want raises?

Aren’t the Musicians just being led by union leaders?

Thank you for sharing your questions, views, and support!


Please also see:

All Reality Check FAQs

A Guide to Ghosts – a list of open positions in the Minnesota Orchestra

Musical Chairs – biographies of musicians who have resigned or took leave since the lockout began.

Reality Check FAQs Updated

In response to your many letters and comments, we have updated our FAQs and will be featuring new ones regularly.

New Updates:

Weren’t the Musicians involved with the strategic planning process for the new business model?

Hasn’t the demand for live classical music decreased?

What opportunities have been missed in Minnesota to increase attendance?

Thank you for sharing your questions, views, and support!


View All Negotiation FAQs

Catch Them While You Can – Encore and Photo Gallery

Thank you to all who attended our special Catch Them While You Can concert last weekend and for donating so generously.

We would like to share the encore from the concert, an excerpt of the Larghetto movement from the Mozart Clarinet Quintet, with Burt Hara, Erin Keefe, Gina DiBello, Thomas Turner, Anthony Ross. To listen: click here

Please enjoy the photo gallery of this special event. Photos by Courtney Perry.